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Drastic Reduction of Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Pathogens by Cuprous Oxide impregnated medical textiles: Journal of Functional Biomaterials

“Hospital patients and personnel are at risk of nosocomial viral infections, as clearly manifested during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transmission of respiratory viral pathogens can occur through

Gadi Borkow 1, Rachel Salvatori 2 and Vikram K. Kanmukhla 3

Copper-coated face masks could help slow transmission of COVID-19: U of T researchers

“If we can harness the anti-microbial properties of copper to improve the effectiveness of reusable face masks we can significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19…

Lynsey Mellon, Researchers at U of T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Toronto, Canada

Coronavirus 229E remains infectious on common surfaces… but not COPPER!

Respiratory viruses are responsible for more deaths globally than any other infectious agent…

Sarah L. Warnes, Zoë R. Little, C. William Keevil Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

A Novel Anti-Influenza Copper Containing Respiratory Face Mask…

Protective respiratory face masks protect the nose and mouth of the wearer from vapor drops carrying viruses or other infectious pathogens. However, incorrect use and

Gadi Borkow , Steve S. Zhou, Tom Page, Jeffrey Gabbay June 25, 2010

Copper, An Ancient Remedy Returning to Fight Microbial, Fungal and Viral Infections

Copper has potent biocidal properties. Copper ions, either alone or in copper complexes, have been used for centuries to disinfect liquids, solids and human tissue…

Borkow, Gadi; Gabbay, Jeffrey 2009

Molecular Mechanisms of Enhanced Wound Healing by Copper Oxide-Impregnated Dressings

Copper plays a key role in angiogenesis and in the synthesis and stabilization of extracellular matrix skin proteins, which are critical processes of skin formation.

G Borkow, J Gabbay, R Dardik, AI Eidelman, Y Lavie… –2010

Improvement of facial skin characteristics using copper oxide containing pillowcases

We hypothesized that sleeping on fabrics containing copper‐impregnated fibres would have a positive cosmetic effect on the skin.

G Borkow, J Gabbay, A Lyakhovitsky, M Huszar 20 MAY 2009

Copper oxide-impregnated fabrics for the control of house Dust mites…

Copper oxide (CuO) has broad-spectrum anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties…The aim of this study was to test the acaricidal efficacy of CuO-impregnated fabrics on

KY Mumcuoglu, J Gabbay, G Borkow– 27 Jun 2008

Neutralizing Viruses in Suspensions by Copper Oxide …

We report the capacity of copper oxide-containing filters to reduce infectious titers of a panel of viruses spiked into culture media. Enveloped, nonenveloped, RNA, and DNA

Gadi Borkow, Robert W. Sidwell, Donald F. Sme3, Dale L. Barnard, John D. Morre3, Humberto H. Lara-Villegas, Yonat Shemer-Avni and Jeffrey Gabbay– 2007

Putting copper into action: copper-impregnated products with potent biocidal activities

Introducing copper into many different types of products would provide them with biocidal qualities. Here we demonstrate the broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-viral,


Pending Studies

We are currently working with the Canadian Government with supported research projects that focus directly on COVID-19. Coronavirus has been around for decades,

  • We currently have 5 Patents pending for our Copper technology in Canada, US, and India
  • Our Pillows have a Medical Device Establishment License in Canada and a medical device license pending in the USA.
  • Our enVy™ COPPER provider is engaged in research and testing with a Canadian University for COVID-19.